Director of Finance and Company Secretary

£53,000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Finance and Company Secretary
Salary: £53,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits

Our client is a growing and exciting Youth Homelessness charity based in the West Midlands. An opportunity has arisen for an exceptional and ambitious Director of Finance & Company Secretary to contribute to achieving the organisation’s strategic objectives.

The Director of Finance and Company Secretary will lead on all financial activities of the organisation including financial management, management accounting, treasury management, long term business planning, value for money and will be heavily involved with internal and external audit and funders. The successful candidate will oversee a high performance finance function and will report to both sub-committees and the full board of management. Overseeing the organisations governance arrangements and risk management/mitigation are also major aspects of the role.

The successful candidate will enjoy a highly varied workload, not only leading the finance function but also playing a key role in the strategy of the charity which operates in a complex financial and regulatory environment. Previous experience of working in the charity or housing sector would be advantageous but not essential. Commercial acumen is required in order to sustain and improve the long term financial viability of the organisation.

Key responsibilities are:

Develop, support and motivate a high performing team
Ensure the continuing production of timely informative management reports for end users
Prepare annual financial statements
Manage both the internal and external audit
Identify and develop opportunities to measure and improve value for money
Ensure compliance with all statutory, regulatory and governance requirements
Safeguard the assets and resources of the organisation maximising the return on the investment

Qualities and attributes will include:

Prior experience in a similar role
Strong technical financial knowledge
Strong analytical and system skills
Able to build strong relationships at all levels in the organisation
Meticulous attention to detail in addition to being able to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation

Closing Date: 13th October 2017